Industry Update
Appointment29 June 2018

Dave Elcon

Appointed General Manager
At Vista Collina Resort in Napa Valley - CA, USA

Dave Elcon

Bringing more than 15 years of luxury hospitality experience, General Manager Dave Elcon, will oversee all aspects of the day-to-day operations and management of Vista Collina Resort. This includes sales and marketing, revenue management, and food and beverage operations as well as leading the hotel staff to continually delight guests with warm hospitality. Prior to joining Vista Collina Resort, Elcon served as director of operations at Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, Calif., where he led several million dollars worth of capital projects as well as implemented several green initiatives, resulting in the Cool Planet Award from Southern California Edison. Other notable properties Elcon has had key leadership roles at include Loews Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando, Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego and The Cliffs Resort in Pismo Beach. Elcon graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from California Polytechnic State University of San Luis Obispo, where he also served on the Hospitality Board for its Tourism Department, and has since been honored as Manager of the Quarter at Bacara Resort & Spa, Manager of the Year and Manager of the Quarter at Loews Coronado Bay Resort, and Manager of the Quarter at The Cliffs Resort.

Pacific Hospitality Group, Inc. (PHG)

Since 1987, Pacific Hospitality Group, LLC (PHG) has maintained a strategic vision and strong sense of core values as guiding principles for business success. With luxury hotel properties from Napa Valley to Southern California, PHG’s growing portfolio of hotel and resort investments reinforces the company’s cohesive vision.
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